It can be said that the night market is the most attractive feature and nightlife spot in Luang Prabang with various kind of delicious food and handicraft stalls.
The market is open from 18:00 pm to about 23:00 pm daily. It is located in Sisavangvong Street, starting from the Royal Palace Museum. Every night, this 1 km road prohibits traffic from passing and becoming a walking, shopping street.
Luang Prabang Night Market
There are more than 300 suppliers of handicrafts made by local people. Besides that, there are many stalls that also sell a huge number of other items such as textiles, fine ceramics, antiques, paintings, tea, coffee, shoes, or even rare spices, etc. There are many interesting items displayed at Luang Prabang night market that you cannot find anywhere else. And the prices are very cheap. Sellers offer relatively low prices, although you are not good at bargaining, you also get a reasonable price. However, if you are used to using your bargaining power, you can still bargain, but do not expect to get too much discount.
For tourists who do not want to go shopping, you can also walk around the market, chatting with sellers. This can help you to understand more about this country and the people of "The Land of Million Elephants". Tourists are very excited about shopping here because when shopping at Luang Prabang in particular (as well as Laos in general), sellers will not drag or bother customers to buy anything. If you want to ask about items, the seller will happy to answer, they can speak a little English.
Colourful and Exotic Buffet Items at Night Market
Luang Prabang night market is like a cuisine paradise with many stalls of noodles, fried rice, roll dishes, juice, ice cream, baked goods, buffet, etc. which placed one after another. The stalls are always decorated with very attracted eyes. The food is also displayed attractive in the box, after the tourists choosing, the seller will quickly package it for them to take away. Especially in the night market, there is a cuisine alley with diversifying kind of food, there are not only traditional Lao food but also Chinese and Thai dishes.
Entering the alley you will see many food stalls that have: stewed meat, laap, traditional dishes served with rice or sticky rice. Coming to this area, you can be missed the vegetarian buffet with super reasonable prices, only US $2 per person. Each customer will be given a big bowl, you can get as many foods as you want but only get it all in one time. Note that, the vegetarian buffet bar has a corner that displays meat such as chicken, grilled meat, fish, sausages, and beef, etc. but if you want to eat, you will have to pay more.
Luang Prabang Night Market
Walking around the Luang Prabang night market is really an interesting experience for tourists to come here. Nothing is too strange when you spend hours just exploring this exciting market. This market is located in the center of Luang Prabang so it is very easy to go there when you are staying this city. Tourists can hire a motorbike, catch a tuk-tuk or just buy a food tour from a travel agency.